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Why are Bridal Shops so Expensive? And What Can I do About it?

A friend was recently Wedding Dress shopping with her Sister, and has asked me, “Why are bridal shops so expensive”? I owned and operated a Special Occasion/Bridal store for almost 5 years, and while I am no expert, I do have real life experience to offer. So, why are bridal shops so expensive?  And, what […]

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Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration

Wedding Guest What to Wear Dress Inspiration and Ideas

Need help selecting the perfect dress to wear to a Wedding?  You may already have the perfect outfit in your closet! My go-to dress as a Wedding Guest is solid color, or subtle print dresses, since they photograph beautifully.  A colorful scarf or accessory with a simple solid color dress is another option.  Avoid white […]

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The Sit Test

A very common mistake when clothes shopping is the failure to perform a Sit Test. Most of us remember to check the three-way mirror, look at all sides of the outfit, and all angles in different lighting.  Too often, shoppers forget to sit down in the outfit prior to purchase.  It is something so simple, […]

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Can I bleach my dress?

Recently, I received this email from a customer wanting to repurpose an existing dress for her wedding. I bought a prom dress from you in 2010, and I loved the way it looked and felt on me. It is 100% polyester, floor length, and beaded with a cinch at the waste. I am now getting […]

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Night Out Essentials

Before heading out of town or for a special night out, plan ahead and pack a few essentials in case of disaster. Do not let a minor disaster turn into something bigger on your Honeymoon, Bacherlette Party, Prom night, Wedding, Military Ball, or other special night out. A little planning can save your sanity during […]

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Flower Girl Dress Shopping Tips

Flower girl dresses can be expensive!  Some of these darling dresses will cost as much as the grown-up bridesmaid dresses, especially at the big chain bridal shops.  If you know when and where to shop, you can get a real bargain on flower girl dresses. First, it is important to know the best time to […]

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How do I measure myself instructions

How do I measure myself?

The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips.  Bust is also important for determining shirt size.  Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear.  Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]

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